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StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

All of these books were $0.99 or $1.99.
 

I’ve been a bad girl. Kobo has a 50% off sale for their books, and I might have exploited that sale a bit. lol – If you want to check it out, use the code 50read. Enjoy!!

 
I went a little overboard on the free books this week. Here are the books that are still free:

 
 
I’m excited to start reading! What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?
  

Stacking The Shelves [56]

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:
Brace yourself—I didn’t buy anything this week! *Waits for you to pick yourself off the floor.*

But I did pick up a few free books. Here are the ones that are still free:

 
I’m fighting an infection, so not much for me this week. What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?
  

Review: A Promise of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles) by Amanda Bouchet

I’ll admit it was the gorgeous cover of A Promise of Fire that caught my attention, but I jumped in with both feet when I read the blurb. Action. Adventure. Romance. Fantasy. *squee* 

 

 

Title: A Promise of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles)

Author: Amanda Bouchet

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Release date: August 2016

Pages: 448

ASIN: B01DE9I4LA

Rating:

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:
KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER…BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT.

Catalia “Cat” Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods—and her homicidal mother—have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.

 

Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm—until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin’s fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.

 

 

REVIEW:
Cat Fisa has been on the run, hiding from her past, fighting not only for her freedom but her very life. When she first spotted Griffin, she knew he was trouble, but she could never have guessed the extent he would go to possess her. Despite all her resolve to keep her distance, she finds herself falling for the annoyingly handsome, obstinate, hard-headed bastard. Cat must learn to trust, risk revealing her deepest, darkest secrets or lose the only thing that mattered to her—not the freedom that she held so dear as she expected, but the one who captured her heart…Griffin!

 

I will preface my review by saying this was one of the best books I’ve read this year! The originality completely sold me on A Promise of Fire. I loved the combination of action, adventure and fantasy, but when you add romance into the mix, I was a goner! Griffin is a clever tactician, loyal down to his bones, an alpha through and through, and a total ass to Cat. On the other hand, Cat didn’t make her time in captivity pleasant…good for her! I adored the interaction between the two of them, the humor of watching these two hard souls fall totally and irrevocably in love with each other was fantastic. The only detraction that stopped me from giving this five stars was Cat’s secret wasn’t much of a mystery, but no one figured it out. Griffin was no slouch…he should’ve guessed at some point in the book. Despite that, I thoroughly enjoyed not only the characters, but the addicting storyline as well—even with the slight cliff-hanger ending. I can’t wait for book two!

 

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StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

 

All of these books were on sale. I didn’t realize that I purchased so much until I put together this post. Oops! I’m trying to cut back. I’ve been only partially successful. lol
  
  
I picked up way too many free books this week, but don’t they look fantastic!

 
I’ve been plotting my next book, so I didn’t get much reading done this week. What books did you get? Have you read any of these?
  

Review: Casey's Warriors (Bondmates Book 1) by Ann Mayburn

I was a bad girl. I’ve had this review book on my kindle for over three months. I think this is one of those books that you really need to be in the mood to read. I love Sci-fi Romance, but Casey’s Warriors had a little more heat than I normally read.

 

 

Title: Casey’s Warriors (Bondmates Book 1)

Author: Ann Mayburn

Genre: Science Fiction Erotica

Publisher: Honey Mountain Publishing via NetGalley

Release date: January 2016

Pages: 304

ASIN : B01B3IWLLS

Rating:   

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

Lorn Adar has searched more than a lifetime to find his bondmate–the one woman he was born to love and the only woman who can save him from the approaching madness that threatens all unbonded males of his race. When a wormhole opens from his galaxy to Earth and the women who could hold their future, Lorn will do all in his power to not only find his mate, but show her a Universe she never knew existed. Casey Westfall’s normal life changed forever when she finds the sexy leather clad man on her doorstep. One innocent kiss leads to an adventure that will span worlds and Casey will have to choose between the man who is the other half of her soul and never seeing her family or her world again.

 

To complicate matters Kadothians live in polyamerous family units and Lorn will have to convince his Earth bride to accept not only his love, but the love of his best friend and brothers in arms or risk the chance of losing them to either the madness or the Hive–the race of sociopathic women bent on destroying and enslaving everything in their path, but Casey can’t see loving more than one man as being anything other than a sin. Lorn will have to teach his bride that she was created for both of them just as they were created only for her.

 

In a Universe where all is possible, the battle to protect not only his people, but his heart rests on the soul of a human woman who must face the unknown and take a leap of faith that could save or destroy them all.

 

Warning: This book features a galaxy where love in any and all forms is embraced including M/M, M/M/F and M/F.

 

 

REVIEW:

The Kodathian people are aliens that live for hundreds of years before gradually going insane without a bondmate to save stabilize them. Lorn Adar is approaching the end of his tether and is becoming desperate. If he doesn’t find a mate soon, he and his team will die. When a wormhole opens up to a new world, the possibility of finding his mate sends him on a wild quest, and he comes across beautiful, curvaceous Casey. But their enemies will do whatever it takes to make sure the bindings fail. Lorn must fight his instincts to immediately lay claim to Casey and convince her that love is possible from beyond the stars or he may lose her to his enemies forever.

 

The beginning of the book opened a little slow for me, but I loved the first meeting between Lorn and Casey. The mace scene was hilarious! Lorn’s backstory really captured my attention, so imagine my disappointment when the wonderful science fiction story slowly thinned out, replaced by smexy scenes. I guess I wanted more fighting, more tension, not just different sex scenes strung together. Don’t get me wrong, the sex scenes were very well written and fit the story, there was just so many of them. I love strong characters. Unfortunately, Casey seemed to unravel, becoming a bit of a spoiled princess from all the attention. *bummer* By the end of the book, I was really disappointed that some of the plot threads weren’t finished. So, while I loved different aspects of this story, the ending wasn’t strong enough to interest me into continuing the series.